Hunt Real Estate Capital, a leader in commercial real estate financing throughout the United States, announced today that Suzanne (Suzie) Cope has re-joined the firm’s rapidly growing affordable housing/FHA group as Senior Vice President. She will be focused on originating and closing Affordable and FHA multifamily loans nationwide, with a primary focus on the Colorado area. She will be based in Denver, Colorado and will report to Paul Weissman, Senior Managing Director.
“We are actively working to build our affordable and FHA platform, nationwide,” explained Weissman. “Hunt Real Estate Capital has been a long-established player in the affordable housing debt and equity finance markets, having sourced and originated affordable loans since the 1980’s.”
“Suzie is a veteran industry executive with extensive experience in loan origination in affordable and market-rate mortgages and has a proven track record of success,” added Weissman. “Her return to Hunt Real Estate Capital signals her confidence in the expanded platform and the strong additions we have made to the group across the country. We are confident she will play a pivotal role in helping us reach our growth goals with the affordable group.”
Prior to returning to Hunt Real Estate Capital, Suzie was a Senior Vice President in the Affordable Multifamily division of Bellwether Enterprise. In her earlier role at Hunt Real Estate Capital (then Centerline Capital Group), she was responsible for west coast originations of all debt financing activities for affordable multifamily housing.
“In her original position with our firm, Suzie helped to re-launch and fully develop an affordable housing lending platform at Hunt Real Estate Capital. This included Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and FHA executions as well as affiliated executions for conduit and bridge lending for multifamily housing financing,” said Weissman.
Earlier in her career, Suzie was a Senior Account Manager with Fannie Mae in Los Angeles for five years, where she managed and structured transactions for affordable and market-rate housing mortgage relationships. She also worked on affordable housing product enhancements while at Fannie Mae. She currently sits on Fannie Mae’s DUS Originator’s Committee.
In 2014, Suzie was named one of Real Estate Forum’s “2014 Women of Influence” that honors women whose achievements have shaped the commercial real estate industry. She earned her Masters of Real Estate Development at the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Science in finance and marketing from Tulane University.
Today we offer our clients an extensive variety of financing products helping them extend their businesses. “The need for quality affordable housing is strong across the country. We are committed to addressing the shortage of housing resources for our ever-growing population, and the increasing interest of its communities to meets these needs,” concluded Weissman.